Tying Tutorial – Barely Legal Style Fly

Spring is coming! That means White bass will be running up the rivers to spawn all across the Midwest. It is a very fun time of year to catch a bunch of fish in a short time! One of my favorite flies to fish for White bass, Hybrid bass and I’m sure it would work…

Midwest Flyfishing Expo

I spent this past Sunday at the Midwest Flyfishing Expo in Warren Michigan. It was a rainy day so I didn’t feel too bad about spending my only day off this week inside. There were many guides and lodges present and I was able to learn about many fishing opportunities that are only a few…

Caney Fork Trout Fishing 5-3-15

While in Tennessee for the Hardly, Strictly Musky event I couldn’t pass up the chance to fish the Caney Fork for trout. I had never fished there before but was fairly confident I could find some fish. I only had a couple of hours so I decided to fish directly below the dam. It was…

Iron Fly KC 2015

I spent last Friday night at the Iron Fly event held at Charley Hooper’s in KC. For those of you who don’t know what Iron Fly is, it’s like Iron Chef meets fly tying. The real purpose of the event is to introduce people to fly fishing and fly tying. Show them that it’s not…

Winter Trout Fishing 1-10-15

The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department finally got some trout to stock and the weather somewhat cooperated for me to do winter trout fishing. It was a warm 29 degrees out, but the 20+ mph wind didn’t allow me to stay out long. I did however talk my daughter into going and she decided to…

Kansas Trout Fishing December 2014

This past weekend I took Friday off so I would have a long weekend to do some fishing. I found out that the trout that were stocked this year have been from Colorado not Arkansas/Missouri, like we usually get. The majority of the fish seem to all be small but still fun to catch. The…

A Lake Taneycomo – Branson October weekend

As far as trout fishing goes Kansas is about as bad as it gets. So when I found myself needing a “trout fix” and a little time away from home, Branson Missouri was my best choice. It’s only a 5 and a half hour drive to plenty of fish and entertainment! The best thing about…

Check out WetFlyFish.com

If you haven’t done so yet, you need to check out some of the cool stuff at Wetflyfish.com! While your there pick up one of their awesome Farmer John hats. You won’t regret it!

The Sculpin

This morning I find myself daydreaming about the monster trout of the White and Norfork rivers in Arkansas. What allows these trout to grow so big is such an amazing food chain. One link of this chain has been on my mind ever since my last trip to fish these waters, the sculpin. During my…

8wt fly rod tested

Over this past weekend I received an email from Braden about the 8wt rod I built for him. It seems that he’s giving it a good test on the steelhead running the creeks and rivers of western New York. His description of the rod action was “It’s got the right whip and supple enough to…

Family Fishing in the Ozarks

So this past weekend my daughter and I did some fishing while we were at the Sowbug Roundup in Mountain Home Arkansas. When we arrived both the White river and the Norfork were releasing water so both rivers were high and not very wadeable. It was looking like that was going to be the case…